December 15, 2014 Louisville, KY. (Analyzed Sports)
I recently caught up with Colonial Forge HS Junior, Chris Rowe, who plays DE/OLB and TE for the Eagles, in an exclusive one-on-one interview. Chris is being recruited by four big names schools: Duke, Arizona State, Army, and Coastal Carolina. Below is the transcript of the interview with Chris Rowe.
Turning Up the Wattage with Chris Rowe
Analyzed Sports: Your team, the Colonial Forge Eagles, made it to the Elite 8 in the playoffs, what were some of the reasons for the success of the team this year?
Chris Rowe: The reason why we were able to make it so far in the playoffs this year was our hard work in the off-season and everyone buying into the program and giving 100% something Coach Brown always says “we will never lack effort.” I also contribute our great season to our hard working offensive line.
Analyzed Sports: Your play for Coach Bill Brown, what is that like to play for such a legendary coach?
Chris Rowe: Playing for Coach Brown is such an honor. He knows so much information on the game, it’s honestly scary sometimes he knows the outcome of a certain play before it even happens. He has taught me to have thick skin and never give up.
Analyzed Sports: What are your plans during the off-season?
Chris Rowe: My plans for the off-season are to get healthy, compete well at the US Army Combine, continue to lift and get ready for next years state title run.
Analyzed Sports: Your quarterback, Owen Schneider, will be back for his senior season, what does that mean for your team having a senior QB like Owen leading the team?
Chris Rowe: I’m so excited to have my boy Owen back!! I’ve been playing with him since my freshman year and he leads with examples. He’s a pretty quiet guy. We call him “Owen Manziel” because he is very quick and can make plays out of anything.
Analyzed Sports: Your will lose a 25 member senior class, with that in mind, what does your team need to do to have better season next year?
Chris Rowe: Losing those guys is tough. All it means is all of the returning players need to step up and do their turn. I know everyone will we have a very hungry 2016 class.
Analyzed Sports: What schools are looking at you? Have any offered you a scholarship? If yes, which ones?
Chris Rowe: Duke, Coastal Carolina, and Arizona State are the main 3 looking at me right now. No offers yet but trying to have a couple by the end of my junior year.
Analyzed Sports: People know you are a gifted player on both sides of the ball, and sometimes that is only what people care about, tell us a little about what you like to do off-the-field like your hobbies and interests in life.
Chris Rowe: I love all sports, love to spend time with my friends. I’m also a huge snowboarder.
Analyzed Sports: Have you considered yet what field of study you would want to pursue in college or even a career field you want to pursue?
Chris Rowe: Yes, I would like to double major In college studying Sports Management and Accounting. I would like to be a sports agent when I get older.
Analyzed Sports: Do you have a pre-game music playlist that you like to listen to before each game? If yes, what is on that playlist?
Chris Rowe: I listen to a lot of Rap and Hip hop before games. Sometimes I’ll listen to some linkin park or foo fighters to get me fired up.
Analyzed Sports: Who is the one football player you would love to play a series with, past or present?
Chris Rowe: JJ Watt. He inspires me on and off the field. The way he composes himself is why I look up to him. And he’s a baller.
Analyzed Sports: What is your biggest dream in life?
Chris Rowe: My biggest dream in life is to do something on earth that matters and helps all people for the better.
Analyzed Sports: What does football mean to you?
Chris Rowe: Football is everything to me. It’s really helped me keep my head on straight and see the big picture of life.
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